MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS
2597 Avery Ave. | 416-5300 | mcsk12.net General InformationMemphis City Schools (MCS) is the largest public school system in Tennessee and the 23rd largest metropolitan school system in the nation. MCS operates 217 schools, employs more than 16,000 workers, and serves more than 110,000 students. Fifty-five percent of its teachers have advanced degrees, and 63 percent have at least 11 years of teaching experience. MCS administers 44 optional schools, offering students accelerated programs and intensive studies in fields such as health sciences, engineering, creative and performing arts, technology, and aviation. MCS also operates two special education schools, Avon Lenox and Shrine School.
MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS OPTIONAL PROGRAMS
Two types of optional programs operate in the Memphis City Schools. Twenty-nine schools use the school-within-a-school approach, which offers the Optional Program in addition to traditional classes and programs. Fifteen of the programs are optional only, meaning that all students enrolled in specific grades participate in the optional program. In the following school profiles, optional-only schools are designated with an asterisk (*).
*Balmoral Ridgeway Elementary School5905 Grosvenor Ave. (38119) | 416-2128 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: International Baccalaureate (IB) Application School. Balmoral Ridgeway is a candidate school for the Primary Years program by pursuing authorization as an IB World Schoo1. These are schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to high quality, challenging international education.
Bellevue Middle School575 S. Bellevue Blvd. (38104) | 416-4488 | Grades: 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program emphasizes the liberal arts with a focus on honors language arts/English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Electives include conversational Spanish, band, art, computer science, orchestra (strings), choir, musical keyboarding, drama, and teen living.
Dr. William Herbert Brewster Elementary2605 Sam Cooper Blvd. (38112) | 416-7150 | Grades 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics/M.A.S.T. program emphasizes accelerated learning in math, arts, science, and technology. This new facility is equipped with the latest technology and houses 36 classrooms that include music and art rooms, science and computer labs, a library-media center, and a multipurpose room.
Brownsville Road Elementary School5292 Banbury (38135) | 416-4300 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics program schedules students into enriched math, science, and language arts classes where higher-level skills are emphasized. Course offerings include International Studies, Russian, and computer technology skills. Students also develop artistic talents through art classes.
*Carnes Elementary School943 J.W. Williams Ln. (38105) | 416-3206 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Environmental Science program encourages students to actually become environmental scientists in the classroom. The program will incorporate the use of an outdoor classroom, laboratory experiences, field trips, and speakers into a balanced academic program that integrates environmental science into the core curriculum.
Central High School306 S. Bellevue Blvd. (38104) | 416-4500 | Grades: 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: The College Preparatory program offers quality academics for college-bound students from across the city including honors-level courses in all subjects. During their sophomore, junior, and senior years, students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses in 15 areas. Four years of foreign language study are also available. A new classroom building, a 1,500-seat gymnasium, and state-of-the-art library and science facilities round out the facility.
Colonial Middle School1370 Colonial Rd. (38117) | 416-8980 | Grades: 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: Arts and Academics. The Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program focuses on art, vocal music, instrumental music, orchestra, drama, creative writing, dance, and piano. Through the Enriched Academics program, students participate in academically challenging courses in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Additionally, eighth-grade students may take Honors Spanish for high school credit. Clubs and extracurricular activities, in addition to local, national, and international field trips, create a well-rounded experience.
*Cordova Elementary School750 Sanga Rd. Cordova (38018) | 416-1700 | Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/cordova.es/index.asp Optional Program: The Enriched Academics program emphasizes innovative teaching and learning strategies, such as the Reading Renaissance/Accelerated Reader program, the Stanford Math program, and inquiry-based problem solving. Exploratory classes include computer, physical education, foreign language, Orff, and instrumental music.
*Cordova Middle School900 Sanga Rd. Cordova (38018) | 416-2189 | Grades: 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program builds on Cordova Elementary’s foundation. Networked classrooms allow for the sharing of innovative educational software. Incorporating audio and video equipment with computer technology allows students to produce multimedia projects.
Craigmont High School3333 Covington Pike (38128) | 416-4312 | Grades: 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: The College Preparatory for International Studies program focuses on social studies, arts, language arts, and foreign languages. The program exposes students to issues of international scope to foster understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. Collaborations with Memphis in May, the Chamber of Commerce, and various civic organizations expose students to the international scene.
Craigmont Middle School3455 Covington Pike (38128) | 416-7780 | Grades: 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics/International Studies program prepares students to live and work successfully in an increasingly global society. This focus allows them to better understand cultures and people of the world via a concentration in foreign languages and social studies, including international activities, music, and the arts.
*Cummings School1037 Cummings (38106) | 416-7810 | Grades: 1-7 | WebsiteOptional Program: Developing Masterful Mathematical Minds (DMD) offers students a world-class education with an emphasis on mathematics. Since math skills are critical in helping prepare students to master other academic skills, students enrolled in the DMD program are developing math skills by integrating them into other areas of the curriculum.
*Delano Elementary1716 Delano (38127) | 416-3932 | Grades: 1-6 | WebsiteOptional Program: With an emphasis on Computer/Technology integrated throughout the instructional program, students develop critical thinking, reasoning, communication, reading, writing, and math skills. Students engage in real world experiences using multimedia, computer technology, digital cameras, and closed-circuit TV. Delano received the U.S. Department of Education’s “No Child Left Behind” Blue Ribbon Award for being among academically superior schools in Tennessee and the nation.
*Double Tree Elementary School 4560 Double Tree (38109) | 416-8144 | Grades: K-6 | WebsiteOptional Program: As a modified Montessori/Technology school, Double Tree offers concepts like multi-age grouping, non-graded work, and individualized instruction in grades K-3. Students in grades 4-6 communicate ideas and share knowledge with other schools around the world using computers and technology.
Douglass High School3200 Mt. Olive Rd. (38108) | 416-0990 | Grades: 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Public Service and Communication Arts program offers students a unique academic experience in a state-of-the-art learning facility. As one of the district’s newest Optional Schools, Douglass offers expert instruction in the fields of public service and communication arts with courses in public speaking and Facing History and Ourselves. Hands-on experiences with nonprofit organizations and government institutions are also provided. Douglass’ program is designed for students who want to develop their leadership skills with the goal of making a difference in their communities, cities, and beyond.
*Douglass School1659 Ash St. (38108) | 416-5946 | Grades: *K-5, 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: Media Arts and Public Service (M.A.P.S.) via Micro Society at Douglass School offers students a unique academic experience in a fully functional representation of microcosms, such as a post office or the mayor’s office, in their classrooms. Activities conducted allow students to learn not only entrepreneurial concepts but also to develop skills in the areas of critical thinking, reasoning, communication, reading, writing, and math. Students also participate in consumer days and demonstrate their citizenship responsibilities through service projects. In addition to providing lessons on public service, staff members also offer expert instruction in media arts and public service, through which students gain knowledge in photography concepts, aspects of film, video, and electronic media.
Downtown Elementary School10 North Fourth St. (38103) | 416-8400 | Grades: 1-6 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics/Social Studies program places special emphasis on social studies and provides enrichment in all basic courses. Field trips to business, historical, educational, and cultural sites downtown are part of every child’s learning experiences. Guest speakers from businesses and civic organizations, as well as parents who work and live near the school, enhance each child’s learning potential.
East High School3206 Poplar Ave. (38111) | 416-6160 | Grades: 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: The College Preparatory for Health Sciences/Allied Health/Engineering/Computer Science program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in health sciences, allied health, computer science, and engineering. The program provides a learning environment that focuses on academic achievement and technology. Top colleges and universities recruit East High graduates.
*John P. Freeman Optional School5250 Tulane Rd. (38109) | 416-3156 | Grades: 1-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program is designed to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking skills. The accelerated academic curriculum is broadened by introducing students to a varied range of cultural activities that motivate learning. Freeman is the only totally optional school for grades one through eight in the district. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Freeman is among the most academically superior schools in the state and nation.
Grahamwood Elementary School3950 Summer Ave. (38122) | 416-5952 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics program encourages students to achieve a high level of learning through the challenge of a strong academic program taught by an experienced and knowledgeable faculty who provide successful learning for all students. Parental involvement plays a vital role.
Havenview Middle School1481 Hester Ln. (38116) | 416-3092 | Grades: 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program offers an opportunity for students to engage in a stimulating curriculum that enables them to develop skills and knowledge that will help them as they prepare for future careers related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
*Idlewild Elementary School1950 Linden Ave. (38104) | 416-4566 | Grades: K-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Science and Technology optional program combines an emphasis on academic excellence with a commitment to making the classroom a challenging, engaging, and productive place.
Keystone Elementary School4301 Old Allen Rd. (38128) | 416-3924 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics program is the focus at Keystone, where learning opportunities come in a variety of packages: primary/intermediate CLUE; outdoor classroom (gardens, pond, “grow rooms,” and amphitheatre); a fully operational science lab; two fully staffed computer labs; and weekly instruction in the visual arts, music, computer, library, and physical education. Keystone has earned numerous awards, including the 2004 “No Child Left Behind” National Blue Ribbon Award; and 2007 and 2008 EPIC Silver Gain Awards for academic achievement.
Kingsbury High School1270 N. Graham (38122) | 416-6060 | Grades: 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: Technology/Careers/Military Science. Kingsbury is a multicultural learning institution with a dual path geared toward academics and technology. The goal is to educate students with appropriate and rigorous challenges in order to better prepare them for possible careers in the military, math, science, medicine, and computer technology.
*Lester School320 Carpenter (38112) | 416-5969 | Grades: *1-5, 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: Focused Literacy/Technology/Pre-Engineering. Focused literacy is an instructional concentration designed to raise the level of students’ skills in all areas of language arts, including reading comprehension, writing, and conversation. The school contains two computer labs and offers Internet access in the classrooms. Lester utilizes a Podcasting Lab as part of the school’s technology-focused curriculum.
*Oak Forest Elementary School7440 Nonconnah View Cove (38119) | 416-2257 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: International Baccalaureate (IB) Application School. Oak Forest is a candidate school for the Primary Years program and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to high quality, challenging international education that Oak Forest believes is important for all students.
Overton High School1770 Lanier Ln. (38117) | 416-2136 | Grades 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: Creative and Performing Arts. Artistically inclined students are given the opportunity to pursue intense study in vocal music, instrumental music, music theory, orchestra, dance, drama, visual arts, piano, broadcasting, and creative writing. Optional students learn together in their own CAPA Academy. All CAPA students are encouraged to take the most rigorous Honors and AP courses available at Overton.
Peabody Elementary School2086 Young Ave. (38104) | 416-4606 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: Enriched Academics/ International Studies. Peabody is a multicultural mecca. While providing the traditional MCS curriculum, it also offers an Enriched Academics optional program, incorporating international studies as a distinguishing feature.
Ridgeway High School2009 Ridgeway Rd. (38119) | 416-8820 | Grades: 9-11 | WebsiteOptional Program: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). Ridgeway underwent a rigorous, multiyear authorization process through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to receive authorization to open the school’s new International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Ninth- and tenth-grade students engage in a challenging college preparatory curriculum that prepares them for the rigorous IB program when they are juniors.
Ridgeway Middle School6333 Quince (38119) | 416-1588 | Grades: 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) focuses on developing well-rounded, internationally minded students who are principled thinkers and reflective risk-takers. Innovative and award-winning teachers prepare students to be successful in the IB program and the community.
Riverwood Elementary School1330 Stern Lane, Cordova (38016) | 416-1750 Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program:The Environmental Science and Community Service program offers students exciting opportunities to engage in interactive explorations of the world around them. The curriculum integrates the latest technology with hands-on learning activities.
*Rozelle Elementary School993 Roland (38114) | 416-4612 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: Creative and Performing Arts. Instructors at Rozelle use the arts to teach academic subjects as well as to develop students’ talents. Artistic talents are enhanced through Encore classes in visual arts, music, drama, creative writing, and dance.
Sherwood Elementary School1156 Robin Hood (38111) | 416-4864 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Academic Enrichment Through the Arts program requires the students to read children’s classic literature, current books, and periodicals. Problem solving and critical-thinking activities are used to develop students’ listening, speaking, observing, and writing skills. Involvement by Arts Memphis, Brooks Museum of Art, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens enriches the program.
Snowden School1870 N. Parkway (38112) | 416-4621 | Grades: 1-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program offers students a challenging curriculum that stresses academics, creativity, and social development. The elementary program gives students an opportunity for in-depth study in language arts, math, social studies, art, and science from grades one through five. In grades six through eight, students participate in language arts, social studies, foreign languages, mathematics, science, and collaborative laboratory experiences with nearby Rhodes College.
*Springdale-Memphis Magnet Elementary School 880 N. Hollywood St. (38108) | 416-4883 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: Exploratory Learning provides an innovative environment that encourages and challenges creative thinking and investigation. This initiative is supported by a science laboratory and a computer lab. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in a school orchestra, choir, and elementary harp instruction, which is the only program of this type in the state.
Treadwell Elementary School3538 Given (38122) | 416-6130 | Grades: K-1 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Dual Language Immersion program offers students an exciting opportunity to acquire bilingual skills in a culturally diverse school environment. Groups of native English-speaking students are paired with groups of native speakers of another language to provide both with a unique foreign language immersion experience.
*Vollentine Elementary School1682 Vollintine (38107) | 416-4632 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: Individually Guided Education (IGE) incorporates a comprehensive support system involving the use of team-teaching, departmentalization, shared decision-making, collaborative planning, heterogeneous grouping, and the use of multilevel, multicultural, and multimedia materials.
Whitehaven Elementary School4783 Elvis Presley Blvd. (38116) | 416-7431 | Grades: 1-5 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics program features enriched academics with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM curriculum engages students in hands-on, multi-disciplinary challenges designed to build the math, science, and problem-solving skills needed to compete in today’s technology-based world. This new program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for academic success.
Whitehaven High School4851 Elvis Presley Blvd (38116) | 416-3000 | Grades: 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: The College Preparatory/Business and Finance program provides a broad scope of student opportunities ranging from a finance program emphasizing career preparation to a college prep program that includes Advanced Placement classes designed to prepare students for the rigors of college work.
White Station High School 514 S. Perkins (38117) | 416-8880 | Grades: 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: College Preparatory. White Station High has appeared on Newsweek’s list of top high schools. The Optional Program is designed to provide a broad liberal arts foundation for students in the fields of science, mathematics, medicine, law, architecture, education, business, computer science, and public/social service. During the sophomore, junior, and senior years, students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses in 20 areas. Students are accepted to the nation’s most competitive universities.
White Station Middle School5465 Mason (38120) | 416-2184 | Grades: 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The College Preparatory program provides academically enriched instruction in English, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, and foreign languages in a state-of-the-art facility.
Willow Oaks Elementary School4417 Willow (38117) | 416-2196 | Grades: 1-5 | Website Optional Program: The Enriched Academics program offers a curriculum that exceeds state performance standards in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, computer technology, and the arts. Cross-curriculum technology projects, power writing, and field trips further enhance the program. Additional resources include a state-of-the-art computer lab, teacher and student workstations, two computerized libraries, a well-equipped media center, and a teacher resource center.
Wooddale High School5151 Scottsdale (38118) | 416-2440 | Grades: 9-12 | WebsiteOptional Program: The College Preparatory and Aviation/Travel and Tourism program is designed for students seeking a strong varied liberal arts foundation. Students follow a broad outline for a major in English, mathematics, science, or social studies. The aviation/travel and tourism program is an integrated aeronautics curriculum that enhances the study of math, science, engineering, technology, travel and tourism with emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary education or training in these fields.
Wooddale Middle School3467 Castleman Street (38118) | 416-2420 | Grades: 6-8 | WebsiteOptional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program offers an enriched academics program in the areas of language arts/English, mathematics, science, and social studies as well as exploratory classes such as health, technology, art, choir, conversational Spanish, drama, and band.
SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS
160 S. Hollywood | 321-2500 | www.scsk12.org
SCS is a straight-“A” school system One of only 12 school systems to achieve straight “A’s” in Academic Achievement on the Tennessee Department of Education Report Card, Shelby County Schools (SCS) provides a technology-rich instruction program to more than 48,000 students in its 51 schools. SCS is the state’s fourth-largest school system and includes all public schools in the county outside the city limits of Memphis, including those in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington. SCS continues to meet and exceed standards set by the State Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SCS students also surpass state and national averages on both the SAT and ACT. SCS was the first school system in West Tennessee to offer the world class International Baccalaureate Program (Germantown High) and has since started the application process for a second IB Program (Bolton High). The system also has more PTA members than any other in Tennessee — roughly one-third of the entire statewide membership. Special Programs and ServicesAPEX (accelerated enrichment), AP/Honors, Special Education, & ESL (English as a Second Language) SCS offers APEX (Academic Program for Excellence), a pullout program for academically gifted students. Screening for APEX begins at the start of third grade, but students in grades K-2 may also be eligible based on class performance. Middle school students are provided opportunities to enroll in courses for high school credit, and high school students can enroll in AP and dual credit courses for college credit. Plus, there are numerous options for honors courses and career/technical learning in grades 9-12. A full range of special education services are offered in each of the 51 county schools for eligible students ages 3 to 21, who have disabilities. Resource programs and additional services, including speech and occupational/physical therapy, also exist at each school. Furthermore, over two-thirds of the schools have functional skills programs or expanded resource programs. SCS also provides a variety of support services for students and parents through its nationally renowned ESL (English as a Second Language) program.Extracurricular ActivitiesMany extracurricular activities are available to SCS students, such as Odyssey of the Mind, Beta Club, Drama Club, Junior National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Foreign Language clubs, Key Club, Wordsmith, Newspaper and Yearbook, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Government. In addition, a wide variety of high school athletics programs exist, including: basketball, bowling, pom, cheerleading, soccer, football, golf, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, track, and wrestling. Middle schools offer boys and girls basketball and cheerleading.
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF MEMPHIS
373-1219 | cdom.org
The Catholic Diocese of Memphis, through its department of education, administers 30 schools in the Memphis area, serving about 8,700 pre-K to 12th-grade students. The diocese employs 779 teachers, 46 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Catholic schools in the Memphis diocese boast a graduation rate of 99 percent. Of those graduates, 99 percent go on to college. Catholic high school students received more than $28 million in scholarships. To learn more about each school, go to cdom.org.
Tuition for Memphis’ Catholic Diocese schools does not include individual school fees. Some schools offer family discounts and scholarships. An asterisk (*) indicates a private, nondiocesean school which sets its own tuition.Grades K-6 (Catholic students): $4,200Other: $4,820Grades 7-8 (Catholic): $4,450Other: $5,100Grades 9-12 (Catholic): $5,500Other: $6,500
Bishop Byrne Middle and High School1475 E. Shelby Dr. (38116) | 346-3060Student body: co-edGrades: 7-12 Enrollment: 290Student/faculty ratio: 12:1Extracurricular activities offered: yes
De La Salle Elementary @ Blessed Sacrament2540 Hale Ave. (38112) | 866-9084Student body: co-edGrades: K-8 Enrollment: 160Student/faculty ratio: 12:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
Holy Names Elementary709 Keel Ave. (38107) | 507-1503Student body: co-edGrades: 3-8 Enrollment: 90Student/faculty ratio: 15:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
Holy Rosary School 4841 Park Ave. (38117) | 685-1231Student body: co-edGrades: K3-8 Enrollment: 450Student/faculty ratio: 14:1After-school care offered: yes
* Immaculate Conception Cathedral Schools 1669 Central Ave. (38104) | 725-2710Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8Tuition: $5,870-$6,795Enrollment: 295Student/faculty ratio: 15:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
* Immaculate Conception High School1725 Central Ave. (38104) | 725-2705Student body: all femaleGrades: 9-12Tuition: $8,000-$8,570Enrollment: 115Student/faculty ratio: 10:1Extracurricular activities offered: yes
Incarnation School 360 Bray Station Rd., Collierville (38017) | 853-7804Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8 Enrollment: 275Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
Little Flower School1666 Jackson Ave. (38107) | 725-9900Student body: co-edGrades: preK4-2 Enrollment: 71Student/faculty ratio: 10:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
*Memphis Catholic Middle and High School61 N. McLean Blvd. (38104) | 276-1221Student body: co-edGrades: 7-12 Enrollment: 161Student/faculty ratio: 11:1After-school care offered: no
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School8151 Poplar Ave., Germantown (38138) | 753-1181Student body: co-edGrades: preK2-8 Enrollment: 260Student/faculty ratio: 15:1After-school care offered: yes (students only)
Our Lady of Sorrows School3690 Thomas St. (38127) | 358-7431Student body: co-edGrades: preK3-8 Enrollment: 120Student/faculty ratio: 13:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes (students only)
*St. Agnes Academy/ St. Dominic School 4830 Walnut Grove Rd. (38117) | 767-1356Student body: St. Agnes: all female; St. Dominic: all maleGrades: preK-12 (girls); preK-8 (boys)Tuition: $6,400-$11,875Enrollment: 895 (girls and boys)Student/faculty ratio: 10:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
St. Ann School - Bartlett6529 Stage Rd. (38134) | 386-3328Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8 Enrollment: 625Student/faculty ratio: 23:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
St. Anne Catholic School670 S. Highland Ave. (38111) | 323-1344Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8Enrollment: 140Student/faculty ratio: 15:1 Before- and after-school care offered: yes
St. Augustine School1169 Kerr Ave. (38106) | 942-8002Student body: co-edGrades: preK4-6 Enrollment: 165Student/faculty ratio: 22:1After-school care offered: yes
*St. Benedict at Auburndale 8250 Varnavas at Germantown. Pkwy., Cordova (38016) | 260-2840Student body: co-edGrades: 9-12Tuition: $7,350-$8,050Enrollment: 974Student/faculty ratio: 14:1Extracurricular activities offered: yes
St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School2100 Germantown Pkwy., Cordova (38016) | 388-7321Student body: co-edGrades: K4-8 Enrollment: 889Student/faculty ratio: 14:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
St. Joseph School 3851 Neely Rd. (38109) | 344-0021Student body: co-edGrades: preK3-6 Enrollment: 188Student/faculty ratio: 20:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
St. John School 2718 Lamar Ave. (38114) | 743-6700Student body: co-edGrades: preK3-6 Enrollment: 190Student/faculty ratio: 12:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
St. Louis School 5192 Shady Grove Rd. (38117) | 682-9692Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8 Enrollment: 482Student/faculty ratio: 20:1After-school care offered: yes
St. Mary-Jackson Elementary School1665 Hwy. 45 by-pass, Jackson, TN | 731-668-2525Student body: co-edGrades: K4-8 Enrollment: 360Student/faculty ratio: 12:1After-school care offered: yes
St. Michael Parish School 3880 Forrest Ave. (38122) | 323-2162Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8 Enrollment: 190Student/faculty ratio: 11:1Before- and after-school care offered: yes
St. Patrick School 277 S. Fourth St. (38126) | 521-3252Student body: co-edGrades: preK-6 Enrollment: 168Student/faculty ratio: 8:1Before and after-school care offered: yes
St. Paul School 1425 E. Shelby Dr. (38116) | 346-0862Student body: co-edGrades: preK-6 Enrollment: 300Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
Charter schools are independent public schools of choice. They control their own budget, curriculum, and staffing. Memphis’ charter schools maximize students’ potential by focusing on specific areas of academic interests and employing creative learning techniques. Charter programs prepare children for college by teaching them how to function productively in a global and technologically advanced society.
Circles of Success Learning Academy (COSLA)867 South Parkway East (38106) | 322-7978 | www.circlesofsuccess.orgGrades: K-5Sponsor: The Works, Inc.
City University School of Liberal Arts1500 Dunn (38106) | 775-2219 | www.cityuniversityschool.orgGrades: 9-12Sponsor: The Influence 1 Foundation
Memphis Academy of Health Sciences3925 Chelsea Ext. (38108) | 382-1441 | www.mahsmiddleandhigh.comGrades: 6-10Sponsor: 100 Black Men of Memphis
Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE) Middle School: 20 S. Dudley St. (38103) | 866-1642High School: 1254 Jefferson Ave. | 333-1580 | www.discovermase.orgGrades: 6-12Sponsor: Memphis Biotech Foundation
Memphis Business AcademyMiddle School: 3333 Old Brownsville Road (38134) | 380-8176High School: 2450 Frayser Blvd. (38167) | 358-1362Grades: 6-8Sponsor: Memphis Business Academy, Inc.
Promise Academy1346 Bryan Street (38108) | 324-4456 | www.promiseacademy.comGrades: K-4Sponsor: Promise Academy, Inc.
Soulsville Charter School910 McLemore Ave. (38106) | 946-2535 | www.thesoulsvillecharterschool.orgLocated adjacent to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Provides an academically rigorous, musically rich environment with the mission of fully preparing students both academically and emotionally for college. Grades: 6-12Sponsor: Soulsville Foundation
Southern Avenue Charter School of Academic Excellence and Creative Arts3311 Kimball Ave. (38111) | 743-7335 | www.southernavenuecharterschool.orgGrades: K-5Sponsor: Children’s Care and Development Center, Inc.
STAR Academy 3260 James Rd. (38128) | 387-5050 | www.staracademycharter.orgGrades: K-5Sponsor: Golden Gate Development Corp.
Bornblum Solomon Schechter School 6641 Humphreys Blvd. (38120) | 747-2665 | bsssmemphis.com
Student body: co-edGrades: 1-8Tuition: $11,250-$12,000Enrollment: 119Student/faculty ratio: 15:1Religious affiliation: JewishBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Briarcrest Christian Schools6000 Briarcrest (38120) | 765-4600 | briarcrest.com
Student body: co-edGrades: 24 mos.-12Tuition: $8,095-$11,895Enrollment: 1,510Student/faculty ratio: 13:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: Yes Additional location:76 S. Houston Levee Rd., Eads (38028) | 751-6400Grades: preK-12
Central Day School2005 Winchester Blvd., Collierville (38017) | 255-8134 | centraldayschool.com
Student body: co-edGrades: K-8Tuition: $5,800-$6,600Enrollment: 345Student/faculty ratio: 17:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Christ Methodist Day School411 S. Grove Park (38117) | 683-6873 |cmdsmemphis.org
Student body: co-edGrades: preK-6Tuition: $2,840-$9,725Enrollment: 350Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: United MethodistBefore- and after-school care offered (and summer care): yes
Christ the King Lutheran School5296 Park Ave. (38119) | 682-8405 | ctkschool.com
Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8Tuition: $5,385-$7,000 Enrollment: 300Student/faculty ratio: 13:1Religious affiliation: LutheranSpecial ed classes: Plus, Horizons, DiscoveriesBefore- and after-school care: yes
Christ the Rock Christian Academy8800 Winchester Rd. (38125) | 751-7122 | christtherockmemphis.org
Student body: co-edGrades: K3-8Tuition: $4,750Enrollment: 225Student/faculty ratio: 13:1-20:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Christian Brothers High School 5900 Walnut Grove (38120) | 261-4900| cbhs.org
Student body: all maleGrades: 9-12Tuition: $9,100Enrollment: 890Student/faculty ratio: 11:1Religious affiliation: Roman CatholicExtracurricular activities offered
Collegiate School of Memphis675 National (38122) | 591-8202 | collegiatememphis.org
Student body: co-edGrades: 6-12Tuition: $10,000Enrollment: 227Student/faculty ratio: 17:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianExtracurricular activities offered
Evangelical Christian School7600 Macon (38018) | 754-7217 | ecseagles.net
Student body: co-edGrades: 6-12Tuition: $6,280-$12,155Enrollment: 1,250Student/faculty ratio: 14:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: All lower and middle schoolsAdditional locations:1920 Forest Hill-Irene (38139) | 754-4420Grades: Jr. K-5735 Ridgelake Blvd. (38120) | 683-9013Grades: Jr. K-5ECS at Fisherville: 11893 Macon Rd., Eads (38028) | 850-9652Grades: Jr. K-5
Evergreen Montessori751 N. Tresevant St. (38112) | 324-4159 | evergreen-montessori.org
Student body: co-edGrades: 14 mos.-8Tuition: $5,500-$8,500 Enrollment: 75Student/faculty ratio: 8:1Religious affiliation: nonsectarianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Fayette Academy P.O. Box 130, Somerville (38068) | 465-3241 | fayetteacademy.com
Student body: co-edGrades: preK 4-12Tuition: $5,200-$5,400 Enrollment: 760Student/faculty ratio: 15:1Religious affiliation: nondenominationalBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
First Assembly Christian School8650 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova (38018) | 458-5543 | facsmemphis.org
Student body: co-edGrades: Jr. K-12Tuition: $3,781-$7,475Enrollment: 800Student/faculty ratio: 12:1Religious affiliation: interdenominational ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School 246 S. Belvedere (38104) | 278-0200 | gslschool.org
Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8Tuition: $6,600-$11,995Enrollment: 520Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: EpiscopalBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Harding Academy of Memphis1100 Cherry Rd. (38117) | 767-4494 | hardinglions.org
Student body: co-edGrades: 12 mos.-12Tuition: $3,795-$10,395Enrollment: 1,350Student/faculty ratio: 14:1Religious affiliation: Church of ChristBefore- and after-school care offered: yesAdditional locations:Macon Campus: 8350 & 8360 Macon (38018) Early childhood/Kindergarden | 624-0871Grades 1-6 | 624-05228220 E. Shelby Dr. (38125) | 755-5662Grades: Jr. K-61106 Colonial (38117) | 767-2093Grades: Jr. K-6
Hutchison School 1740 Ridgeway (38119) | 761-2220 | hutchisonschool.org
Student body: all female Grades: preK-12Tuition: $5,160-$16,276Enrollment: 915Student/faculty ratio: 8:1 (early childhood); 18:1 (elementary-high) Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Immanuel Lutheran School 6319 Raleigh LaGrange (38134) | 388-0205 | ilsmemphis.org
Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8Tuition: $3,300-$5,600Enrollment: 240Student/faculty ratio: 9:1-20:1Religious affiliation: LutheranBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Lamplighter Montessori School 8563 Fay Road (38018) | 751-2000 | lamplighterschool.org
Student body: co-edGrades: preK3-8Tuition: $9,660Enrollment: 120Student/faculty ratio: 12:1Religious affiliation: nonsectarianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Lausanne Collegiate School 1381 W. Massey (38120) | 474-1000 | lausanneschool.com
Student body: co-edGrades: preK-12Tuition: $7,900-$16,725Enrollment: 710Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: nonsectarianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Macon Road Baptist School 1082 Berclair (38122) | 682-5420 | maconroadbaptist.org
Student body: co-edGrades: K4-12Tuition: $3,100-$5,100Enrollment: 300Student/faculty ratio: 20:1Religious affiliation: BaptistBefore- and after-school care offered: yes Additional locations:Macon Road Baptist School East11017 Highway 64, Arlington, TN (38002) | 867-8161Grades: K-11Enrollment: 360Tuition: $5,500-$5,700Student/faculty ratio: 20:1Lakeland Campus9182 Highway 64, Lakeland, TN (38002) | 937-0766Grades: K3-K4Enrollment: 75Tuition: $5,200-$6,500Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Margolin Hebrew Academy - Feinstone Yeshiva of the South390 S. White Station Rd. (38117) | 682-2400 | mhafyos.org
Student body: co-ed (preK-8), all female (9-12), all male (9-12)Grades: preK-12Tuition: $6,195-$16,065Enrollment: 210Student/faculty ratio: 6:1Religious affiliation: JewishBefore- and after-school care offered: aftercare only
Maria Montessori School740 Harbor Bend Rd. (38103) | 527-3444 | mariamontessorischool.org
Student body: co-edGrades: 18 mos.-8 Tuition: $6,019-$8,058 (2009 figures)Enrollment: 120Student/faculty ratio: 8:1Religious affiliation: noneAfter-school care offered: yes; part-time enrichment offered
Marshall Academy 100 Academy Dr., Holly Springs, MS (38635) | 662-252-3449 | marshallacademy.com
Student body: co-edGrades: K3-12Tuition: $4,200-$4,700Enrollment: 300Student/faculty ratio: 12:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianAfter-school care offered: yes
Memphis Junior Academy50 N. Mendenhall (38117) | 683-1061 | memphisjunioracademy.com
Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-10 Tuition: $2,960-$5,870 Enrollment: 65 Student/faculty ratio: 10:1 Religious affiliation: Seventh Day Adventist Before- and after-school care offered: after-school only
Memphis University School6191 Park (38119) | 260-1300 | musowls.org
Student body: all male Grades: 7-12Tuition: $16,750Enrollment: 660Student/faculty ratio: 10:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianExtracurricular activities offered: yes
*New Hope Christian Academy3000 University St. (38127) | 358-3183 | newhopememphis.org
Student body: co-edGrades: Jr. K-6 Tuition: sliding scale based on parent incomeEnrollment: 433Student/faculty ratio: 14:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianAfter-school care offered: yesAdditional location:New Hope Christian Academy Junior Kindergarten3277 N. Watkins (38127) | 358-3529K4 program only
*Presbyterian Day School4025 Poplar Ave. (38111) | 842-4600 | pdsmemphis.org
Student body: all male Grades: preK-6 Tuition: $7,130-$14,250Enrollment: 635Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: PresbyterianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
*Rossville Christian Academy 280 High St., Rossville, TN (38066) | 853-0200 | rossvillechristian.com
Student body: co-edGrades: K4-12Tuition: $4,500-$5,000 Enrollment: 350Student/faculty ratio: 14:1Religious affiliation: interdenominational ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
St. George’s Independent School, Germantown 8250 Poplar, Germantown (38138) | 261-2300 | sgis.org
Student body: co-edGrades: K3-5Tuition: $8,126-$13,544 Enrollment: 395Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: Judeo-ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
St. George’s Independent School, Memphis3749 Kimball Ave. (38111) | 261-3920
Grades: K3-5Tuition: $8,126-$13,544 Enrollment: 142Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: Judeo-ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
St. George’s Independent School, Collierville1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville (38017) | 457-2000
Grades: 6-12Tuition: $14,657Enrollment: 650Student/faculty ratio 9:1Religious affiliation: Judeo-ChristianAfter-school care offered: yes
St. Mary’s Episcopal School60 Perkins Ext. (38117) | 537-1405 | stmarysschool.org
Student body: all female Grades: preK-12Tuition: $4,600-$16,225Enrollment: 860Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: EpiscopalBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
*SBEC (Southern Baptist Educational Center) 7400 Getwell, Southaven, MS (38672) | 662-349-3096 | sbectrojans.com
Student body: co-edGrades: K3-12Tuition: $3,650-$7,460Enrollment: 1,000Student/faculty ratio: 15:1Religious affiliation: ChristianBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Tipton-Rosemark Academy 8696 Rosemark, Millington (38053) | 829-4221 | tiptonrosemarkacademy.net
Student body: co-edGrades: K4-12Tuition: $4,115-$6,740Enrollment: 650Student/faculty ratio: 14:1 - 20:1Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianBefore and after-school care offered: yes
Westminster Academy2500 Ridgeway Rd. (38119) | 380-9192 | wamemphis.com
Student body: co-edGrades: K-12Tuition: $5,125-$9,125Enrollment: 310Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: Reformed ChristianExtracurricular activities offered: yes
*West Memphis Christian School 1600 N. Missouri St., West Memphis, AR (72301) | 870-400-4000 | Elementary school 870-735-0642 | wmcs.com
Student body: co-edGrades: preK-6Tuition: preK-$3,610-$4,270 Enrollment: 120Student/faculty ratio: 12:1Religious affiliation: Church of Christ Before- and after-school care offered: yes Other location:Jr. and Sr. High School | 1101 N. Missouri St.Grades: 7-12Tuition: $5,800-$6,300Enrollment: 132
*Woodland Presbyterian School5217 Park (38119) | 685-0976 |woodlandschool.org
Student body: co-edGrades: preK-8Tuition: $5,300-$9,700Enrollment: 370Student/faculty ratio: 9:1Religious affiliation: PresbyterianAfter-school care offered: yes
Bodine School2432 Yester Oaks Dr., Germantown (38139) | 754-1800 | bodineschool.org
School for students with dyslexia and dyslexia-related learning disabilities.Grades: 1-8Tuition: $14,400-$16,400Financial aid: availableEnrollment: 90Student/faculty ratio: 6:1Religious affiliation: noneAfter-school care offered: no
Madonna Learning Center7007 Poplar Ave., Germantown (38138) | 752-5767 | madonna-learning.org
Individualized educational services for special needs children and their families. Students represent all disabilities, including Down syndrome, developmental delays, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and other learning challenges. Ages: 5-26Grades: flexible levels, ungraded classroomsTuition: $9,700Financial aid: availableEnrollment: 54Student/faculty ratio: 3:1Religious affiliation: all faithsAfter-school care offered: no
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf7901 Poplar Ave., Germantown (38138) | 758-2228 | mosdkids.org
At Memphis Oral School, deaf children are listening and talking. Small class sizes, daily speech therapy, and on-site cochlear implant mapping and therapy work toward this early intervention program’s goal of mainstreaming children into regular education programs. Through “Sound Beginnings,” parents with children under 2 learn from audiologists how to assist their child at home.Ages: 0-6Tuition: sliding fee scaleFinancial aid: availableEnrollment: 30Student/faculty ratio: 4:1Religious affiliation: noneBefore- and after-school care offered: yes
Phoenix School for Creative Learning2404 Arthur Rd., Germantown (38138) | 757-4360 | thephoenixschool.net
Phoenix has an individualized and arts-based learning program for middle and high school students of average or above-average I.Q. Students are diagnosed with AD/HD, Asperger’s syndrome, and/or other learning disabilities.Grades: 6-12Tuition: $8,500Financial aid: some scholarshipsEnrollment: 32Student/faculty ratio: 8:1Religious affiliation: noneAfter-school care offered: no
Shady Oaks School 2000 N. Germantown Pkwy., Cordova (38016) | 737-3355 | shadyoaksmemphis.com
Shady Oaks offers special, individualized instruction for students with ADD, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties. Classes are held in a positive environment with multi-sensory reading and phonics designed to build self-confidence and prepare students for the traditional classroom. Tutoring is available.Grades: 1-8 (ungraded classrooms)Tuition: $8,000Financial aid: noEnrollment: 36Student/faculty ratio: 6:1Religious affiliation: non-denominational ChristianBefore-school care offered: yes; after care: no
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Tuition levels are subject to change.
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawUniversity of Memphis1 North Front St. (38103) | 678-2421 | www.memphis.edu/law
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law began in 1962 as a college within Memphis State University. The law school began in response to widespread interest in developing a full-time legal education program to serve Memphis and the Mid-South. Since its inception, the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has graduated over 4,500 students who have assumed positions of responsibility and prominence as lawyers, judges, and public officials in all 50 states. More than 50 Tennessee judges are graduates. Their new location on Front Street opened in 2010.Enrollment: 421Faculty: 23 full-timeTuition: $13,710-$35,582/yearHousing: $8,731/yearAccrediting agencies: American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools
Christian Brothers University650 East Parkway South (38104) | 321-3000 | www.cbu.edu
Christian Brothers University (1871) awarded the first college degree in Memphis in 1875. A private, coed Catholic university, CBU offers bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts, sciences, business, education, and engineering. Master’s degrees are offered in business administration, engineering management, education, and Catholic studies. U.S. News and World Report ranks CBU among the Top 25 Southern Universities and the Princeton Review lists CBU among the Best Southeastern Colleges and Universities.Enrollment: 1,770Faculty: 96 full-timeTuition: Undergraduate: $24,320/year for traditional day students and $465/credit-hour for non-traditional evening students; Graduate: $345-640/credit-hourHousing: $2,180-$6,460/year
LeMoyne-Owen College807 Walker (38126) | 435-1000 | www.loc.edu
LeMoyne-Owen (1862) is one of the nation’s oldest historically black institutions. A private, coed college, LeMoyne-Owen offers four-year degrees in 21 academic disciplines.Faculty: 105 (full- and part-time)Accrediting agencies: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (BA), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (teacher education program), and the Tennessee State Board of Education.
Memphis College of ArtOverton Park, 1930 Poplar Ave. (38104) | 272-5100 | www.mca.edu
Memphis College of Art (1936) is dedicated to excellence in art and design education. Degree programs include a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Art in Teaching, and Master of Art in Art Education.Enrollment: 370Faculty: 59Tuition: $23,950/yearHousing: 193 dorm rooms available, $4,400-$6,400/yearAccrediting agencies: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Northwest Community College, DeSoto CenterMain campus: 4975 Highway 51 N., Senatobia, MS (38668) |662-562-32005197 W.E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS (38671) | 662-280-61201310 Belk Drive, Oxford, MS (38655) | 662-236-2023www.northwestms.edu
Northwest Mississippi Community College serves students at four locations: the main campus in Senatobia, DeSoto Center in Southaven and Olive Branch, and Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center at Oxford. The college offers courses for academic transfer to four-year colleges and universities and more than 40 career-technical programs designed to put the student into the work force upon graduation. Northwest awards an Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, and the career certificate. Enrollment: 7,172Faculty: 375 (full- and part-time)Tuition: $1,700/full-time, in-state; $3,700/full-time, out-of-state/yearHousing: $850-$1,450/year (Senatobia only)Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Rhodes College2000 North Parkway (38112) | 843-3000 | www.rhodes.edu
Rhodes College (established in 1848) has earned a national reputation as one of the country’s top liberal-arts colleges. Long associated with the Presbyterian Church, the 100-acre campus built in the Gothic tradition is located in Midtown. Rhodes offers 24 departmental majors as well as eight interdisciplinary majors and 35 minors. The college grants a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Science in Accounting. Rhodes also offers multiple study-abroad opportunities.Enrollment: 1,685Faculty: 190 (full- and part-time)Tuition: $34,270/yearHousing, room and board: $8,480Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southwest Tennessee Community College737 Union (38103) / 5983 Macon Cove (38134) | 333-5000 | www.southwest.tn.edu
Southwest includes two main campuses and numerous centers throughout the Mid-South. The college offers 39 programs for career studies and transfer degrees, 37 two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, and more than 40 areas of interest in traditional university transfer programs. Southwest also offers one-year Academic Certificate and Technical Certificate Programs in 28 areas. Enrollment: 11,355Faculty: 249 full-time; 376 adjunctTuition: $159/credit-hour in-state; $508/credit-hour out-of-stateHousing: n/aAccrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Union University — Germantown2745 Hacks Cross Road (38138) | 759-0029 | www.uu.edu/gtown
Union University’s Germantown campus is a satellite of the main campus in Jackson, Tennessee. The facility opened in 1997 as a campus designed to meet the needs of adult students in the Memphis area. Now providing both graduate and undergraduate programs, Union — Germantown offers bachelor’s degrees in nursing and organizational leadership; master’s degrees in education, nursing, and business administration, and Christian studies; and a doctorate of education.Enrollment: 831Faculty: 36Tuition: $265-$445/credit-hourHousing: n/aAccrediting agencies: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
University of Memphis (U of M)Central Avenue (38152) | 678-2000 | www.memphis.edu
The U of M (established in 1912) offers 17 bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, master’s degrees in 49 fields, and doctorates in 21 fields. The graduate school also offers an education specialist degree and law degree (J.D.). Enrollment: 20,214 total (15,813 undergraduates)Faculty: 840 full-timeTuition: (in-state/out-of-state): $6,590/$19,634 (undergraduate); $8,372/$19,556 (graduate)/yearHousing: dormitories: $3,190-$5,800/year; apartments/townhouses: $5,900-$6,090/yearAccrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsAdditional locations:The University of Memphis — Carrier Center | 500 Winchester, Collierville (38017) | 678-5515The University of Memphis — Millington Center | 6500 Navy Rd., Millington (38053) | 678-4171www.extended.memphis.edu
The University of Mississippi, DeSoto Center5197 W.E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS (38671) | (662) 342-4765 | www.olemiss.edu/southaven
Junior, senior, and graduate-level courses are available in multiple disciplines. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in accountancy, business, elementary and secondary education, criminal justice, paralegal studies, health sciences, finance, social work, Homeland Security, and liberal arts. The center also offers master’s degrees in accounting, elementary and higher education, educational leadership, guidance counseling, English as a Second Language (ESL), and nursing.Enrollment: 800Faculty: 15 resident, 60 adjunctTuition: (in-state / out-of-state per year) undergraduate: $2,553/$7,149; graduate: $2,551/$7,149Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
University of Phoenix - Memphis Campus65 Germantown Court, Cordova, TN 38018-7290 | (901) 751-1086 | www.phoenix.edu
VISIBLE SCHOOL1015 S. Cooper Street (38104) | 381-3939 | www.visible.edu
The Visible School, opened in 2000 by former Christian rock guitarist, Ken Steorts, provides young Christian musicians an opportunity for skill instruction as well as spiritual leadership. The school offers a 3-year program to obtain Bachelor of Ministry degrees in Music Business, Media Production, and Modern Music, with concentrations in bass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, songwriting, vocal, and worship leadership. Their new location in the former bank building at 200 Madison Avenue will open this winter.Enrollment: 100Faculty: 28Tuition: $410/credit-hourHousing: $3,400/yearAccrediting Agency: Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
Baptist College of Health Sciences 1003 Monroe Ave. (38104) | 575-2247 (BCHS) | www.bchs.edu
Baptist College of Health Sciences is a private, specialized institution focusing on undergraduate health-care education. In partnership with the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, the college prepares health-care practitioners for the Southern region, particularly the tri-state area of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. BCHS offers baccalaureate degrees in the following majors: diagnostic medical sonography, health-care management, medical radiography, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, radiation therapy, and respiratory care. It also has completion degrees in nursing (RN-BSN) and in respiratory care.Enrollment: 955Faculty: 120 full-time, 94 part-time and adjunctTuition: $314/credit-hourHousing: $900 double occupancy; $1,600 single occupancyAccrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Methodist Healthcare Education ProgramMethodist University Hospital Schools of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences1265 Union Ave. (38104) | 516-8099 | www.methodisthealth.org
Methodist University Schools of Radiological and Imaging Sciences offers four programs: a two-year Radiologic Technology school program, a 15-month Nuclear Medicine Technology program (for RTs only), a 15-month General Diagnostic Medical Sonography program (two-year Allied Health graduate or BS required), and a 15-month Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (two-year Allied Health graduate or BS required).Radiologic Technology SchoolTuition: $8,000 plus booksAccrediting agency: Joint Review Committee on Educational Program for Radiologic TechnologyNuclear Medicine Technology ProgramTuition: $4,500 plus booksAccrediting agency: Joint Review Committee on Educational Program for Nuclear Medicine TechnologyGeneral Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiac Sonography ProgramTuition: $6,500 plus booksAccrediting agency: Joint Review Committee on Educational Program for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Southern College of Optometry1245 Madison Ave. (38104) | 722-3200 | www.sco.edu
Founded in Memphis in 1932, this college is one of only 20 optometry colleges in the nation. It is the largest in the South and includes The Eye Center, a clinical facility that opened in 2002. Students pursue a four-year, post-baccalaureate program leading to a Doctor of Optometry degree.Enrollment: 486Faculty: 61Tuition: $18,446/year for regional students; $24,846/year for nonregional studentsHousing: n/aAccrediting agency: Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Optometry
University of Tennessee Health Science Center920 Madison Ave. (38163) | 448-5500 | www.uthsc.edu
The UT Health Science Center (UTHSC), founded in 1911, is the flagship statewide academic health system. The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. Students pursue an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. UTHSC has additional colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy plus an Allied Health Sciences unit in Knoxville, as well as a College of Medicine campus in Chattanooga.Enrollment: 2,575Faculty: 1,208 faculty; 2,761 employeesTuition: $5,460-$21,300/year in-state; $13,520-$47,810/year out-of-state Housing: $5,160/year, $2,580/six-month semesterAccrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as appropriate agency for each college.
RELIGIOUS COLLEGES & SEMINARIES
Bethel University5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy., Suite 100 (38120) | 767-2367 | www.bethelsuccess.net
Formerly Bethel College, this four-year liberal arts college was founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1842. In addition to its 27 bachelor’s degree programs, Bethel also offers three master’s degree programs. For students outside of their main campus in McKenzie, Tennessee, Bethel has satellite campuses throughout the state. Students may also enroll in online classes via the Learning Management System. Enrollment: 2,500 studentsTuition: $341/credit-hourHousing: off-campusAccrediting agency: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Harding University Graduate School of Religion1000 Cherry Rd. (38117) | 761-1356 | www.hugsr.edu
A branch of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, Harding Graduate School offers five degrees, including a Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and a Master of Arts in Counseling.Enrollment: 200Faculty: 9 full-time, 6 part-timeTuition: $540/credit-hourHousing: One- and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses ranging from $260-$715/monthAccrediting agency: Commission of Colleges of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and Association of Theological Schools
Memphis Theological Seminary168 East Parkway S. (38104) | 458-8232 |www.memphisseminary.edu
Owned and operated by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Memphis Theological Seminary is a graduate professional school granting three degrees: Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Master of Arts (Religion). The student body represents close to 30 denominations.Enrollment: 318Faculty: 19 full-time, 31 part-timeTuition: $380/credit-hourHousing: availableAccrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Association of Theological Schools. Also approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary2095 Appling Road, Cordova (38016) | 751-8453 | www.mabts.edu
Mid-America maintains two campuses, a main campus located in Cordova, Tennessee, and a branch campus located in Schenectady, New York. Mid-America offers eight fully accredited degrees: Associate of Divinity, Associate of Christian Education, Master of Divinity, Master of Missiology, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Christian Education, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy. The seminary emphasizes Bible-preaching, evangelism, and missions, and focuses on training pastors, church leaders, and missionaries. Enrollment: 400Faculty: 27 full-time, plus adjunct and visiting teachersTuition: $132/credit-hourHousing: $475-$635/month; one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartments availableAccrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Mid-South Christian College3097 Knight Road (38181) | 375-4400 | www.midsouthcc.org
The purpose of Mid-South Christian College is to provide students with a college-level education for Christian ministries. The school offers four degrees: Associate, Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Bachelor of Christian Education, and Master of Christian Ministry. The college also offers certificates in Bible and Christian ministry.Enrollment: 60Faculty: 12Tuition: $115/credit-hour, or $1,840/semester (trimester)Housing: $1,600-2,400/yearAccrediting agency: Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Victory University255 N. Highland (38111) | 320-9700 | www.victory.edu
Formerly Crichton College, this four-year Christian liberal-arts college educates students in a Christ-centered urban community to think critically, grow spiritually, and change our world. Victory awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.Enrollment: 1,016Faculty: 29 full-time, 65 part-timeTuition: $325/credit-hour Accrediting agency: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools